There are so many different kinds of coffee from all around the world to try, which is what makes the best coffee subscription services such a good idea if you can't start your day without a caffeine fix. Not only does a coffee subscription allow you to try a huge range of different coffees, but it also works out much cheaper than buying freshly brewed coffee from your local cafe, making it a great investment for coffee lovers who have a good coffee machine at home.
You can go for your favourite kind of brew, or try smaller bags of coffee grounds, pods or beans before investing in a bigger bag. With a team of coffee experts as part of many services, they'll help you with the buying decision and provide you with handy information, such as the coffee's origin and journey. Delivered weekly, fortnightly or monthly straight to your door, they make for a lovely, regular treat, saving you a trip to the shops.
Best coffee subscriptions at a glance:
With so many different coffee subscription options to choose from catering to all different tastes, we’ve scoured the market to find the best coffee subscription services you might want to sign up for. These also make brilliant gift ideas for coffee lovers if you’re stuck on what to get someone, and many offer gift packages.
The best coffee subscription services
Best for simple coffee
You’ve probably seen a few Grind coffee shops if you’ve recently taken a trip to London. Thanks to
- A free tin when you subscribe
- Can pause, cancel, amend at any time
- Stylish packaging
- Limited choice of blend
Best for flexibility
Signing up to a subscription can feel like a big financial commitment, so it’s comforting to know
- Skip, cancel or pause at anytime
- Love it or your money back guarantee
- Ethically sourced
- Some found the coffee was delivered in excess packaging
Best for businesses
Whether you want to treat your office pals or you enjoy regular coffee mornings with larger groups
- Great for larger groups
- Teaches you about tasting notes
- Responsibly sourced
- Not as simple to manage subscription compared to others
Best for toxin-free coffee
Did you know that much of the coffee we consume has been sprayed with pesticides? That’s why
- Free of toxins and pesticides
- Full of antioxidants
- Also stock mushroom coffee
- Some found it difficult to grind using their hand coffee grinders
Best family-run coffee subscription
Not only do we love that Rave is family-run, we also love that it’s one of the more affordable
- Family run
- A range of flavours
- Offer opportunity to learn about coffees
- You can't repurchase some of the rarer coffees
Best for finding different roasters
Stocking a huge range of British coffee roasters, Beanz is a brilliant option if you’re looking
- Stocks a huge range of roasters
- Free shipping for subscribers
- Tailored delivery frequency
- No pods available
7. Square Mile
Best for speciality coffee
Initially, Square Mile was solely a wholesale coffee roasters, but now you can subscribe for your
- Offer a fixed-period subscription
- Decaf options
- Speciality coffees available
- Pods aren't available
Best for luxury coffee
For something a little more indulgent, Monmouth is a brilliant subscription option. Sourcing their
- Great for trying new flavours
- Great for learning more about coffee
- Make great gifts
- Pods not available for subscription
Best for ease of subscription
We love how simple to navigate the Caravan coffee website is and how easy it is to sign up for a
- Flexible subscriptions
- Easy to manage
- Large range of coffee
- Some found the coffee wasn't strong enough
10. North Star
Most ethically sourced coffee
After identifying some of the issues surrounding Fairtrade coffee, North Star made it their
- Ethically sourced
- Compostable packaging
- Unique coffees
- Hard to navigate website
Best for sustainability
Horsham coffee are doing all they can to reduce their emissions from their delivery methods to
- Provides an origin story for all blends
- Extensive environmental credentials
- Support Fair Trade
- Some didn't like the decaf alternatives
Best for trying new flavours
Not only is each coffee from Batch taste tested by their in-house experts of coffee drinkers, but
- Great for new flavours
- Expertly selected
- Compostable packaging
- Delivery can take a while
13. 200 Degrees
Best affordable coffee subscription
Starting from just £8.45 per bag, 200 Degrees coffee is one of the most affordable options on our
- Educates you on your coffee
- Also offer home brewing kits
- Deliveries can be delayed
14. Blue Coffee Box
Best for the coffee novice
If you’re just getting into coffee and you’re still working out what kind of coffee hits the spot,
- Offers taste guarantee
- A huge range of roasters
- Regular discounts and offers
- Don't offer pods
15. Cartwheel Coffee
Best for zero-waste coffee
Cartwheel Coffee have covered all bases when it comes to minimising their carbon footprint. From
- Compost grounds
- Use energy from renewable resources
- Cool packaging
- Limited decaf options
Best coffee subscription FAQs
What do I need to think about before getting a coffee subscription?
Frequency – Keep in mind how much coffee you drink every day and how strong you have your cuppa. If you’re only having 1-2 cups a day you can probably get away with a smaller bag of coffee once per month, but if you and your family get through 6-8 cups a day between you you may require a larger bag every two weeks or less.
Budget – Like any subscription, the cost can seriously add up so you may want to opt for a subscription service which allows you to cancel at any time or pause your subscription whenever you need.
What kind of coffee you prefer – This is the fun part, as tasting all the different roasts each subscription service has to offer is very exciting. They’ll often provide a list of tasting notes, so keep your own personal tastes in mind when reading about each flavour to try and find the best for you. In addition, many now offer coffee quizzes for you to take before you order to help you find the best coffee for you and your tastebuds.
Your grind – How do you make your coffee? Do you have a bean to cup machine? If so, you’ll want to order whole beans. If it’s a cafetière you use at home, then go for the grounds suited to your method. It may just be a simple black filter coffee you enjoy. Also, many now offer coffee pod subscriptions for those with coffee pod machines at home along with coffee bag subscriptions too!
What other hot drink subscriptions are there?
If you don’t love coffee, fear not. There are plenty of other hot drink subscription services you can sign up for. Tea subscription boxes are a brilliant way of trying new blends from around the world that you may not think to buy on your weekly shop.
And while it’s not quite as popular as tea and coffee, there are an increasing number of hot chocolate subscription services popping up for those with a sweet tooth, offering different drinking chocolate flavours.
Which coffee shops do coffee subscriptions?
Old habits die hard, so if you’re a Starbucks lover or can’t go a day without a Costa, then fear not, as high-street coffee shops now offer a range of their beans available to buy in-store as well as at many supermarkets. These come in both whole bean, grounds and pod form and meaning you can enjoy your favourite high-street coffee for a fraction of the price at home.
Lorna White is a Senior Digital Writer at Yours.co.uk. She was previously a writer at Yours Magazine writing features and news stories before joining the digital team. Lorna loves the great British countryside and likes to spend her spare time out and about in her home of Nottinghamshire walking her dog, Pippin.
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